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‘A beautiful moment’

Seminarian Nathan Brooks is recognized as a worthy candidate for ordination By Katherine Long Editor     UTICA — Sometimes God speaks through quiet whispers and gentle nudges. Sometimes, though, he speaks through blows to the head and standing ovations.    “In response to the Lord’s call, do you resolve…

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The judge rules: Get ye some hobbies!

Msgr. Elmer loves his bagpipes, flowers, and  baseball By Tom Maguire Associate editor So gifted at signage, Msgr. Timothy S. Elmer nevertheless threw away a chance to be an Olean restaurateur.    When he was studying for his master’s degree in history at St. Bonaventure University, the monsignor worked nights as a…